December 23, 2016

Of Stillness and Storm (with giveaway)

A tale of troubled love and honorable intentions gone awry—don't miss Michèle Phoenix's new intimate and bold release, Of Stillness and Storm. It took Lauren and her husband ten years to achieve their dream—reaching primitive tribes in remote regions of Nepal. When a friend from Lauren’s past enters her life again, the tension of coping with the present while reengaging with the past might be too much. Will it be the family's undoing?

Take Michèle's new book with you on your winter vacation and enter to win her Bookworm On-the-Go Prize Pack (because you can't take a stack of books with you when you travel).

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One grand prize winner will receive:
Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on December 31. The winner will be announced January 3 on Michèle's blog.

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MY REVIEW:
I stared at my reflection and felt a chapter slamming shut. ~excerpt

Of Stillness and Storm isn’t a predictable book. It’s full of surprises, and aptly titled. The emotions the readers go through varies from calm to tempest.

I really didn’t know what I was getting into upon opening this book. The hardships were sometimes difficult to read, but I cared about the characters and yearned for them to find a happy, peaceful place in life. Being a missionary obviously takes sacrifices, and sometimes it’s the ones closest to us that suffer the most.

This is definitely a poignant read, and it sucks the reader in quickly. Sometimes the emotional aspect was a bit much for me and I had to put the book away for a bit to let some of the struggles dispel. I suppose that is a sign of a talented writer. This story made the difficulties and realities of missionary life become more real to me. It’s much more than the physicality of it.

This can be a difficult read for some, but the message is profound, meaningful, and lasting.

4 Stars


Cover: Like it
Title: Like it
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 336
ISBN: 978-0718086428
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher.